Bat Houses Yakima WA

Local resource for bat houses in Yakima, WA. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to bat house installation, bat roosting space, bat nursery space, bat house poles, and bat chalets, as well as advice and content on bats, bat colonies, and big brown bats.

Country Farm & Garden
(509) 575-8877
6 W Washington Ave
Yakima, WA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Virtual Farm Seed Co.
(360) 830-4003
1100 Stavis Dr East NW
Seabeck, WA

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Airport Garden Center
(360) 457-8462
2200 W. Edgewood Drive
Port Angeles, WA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fence Construction, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Haggen
(360) 676-5300
2900 Woburn St
Bellingham, WA
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Vegetables

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Star Lake Greenhouse
(253) 852-3523
3419 S Star Lake Rd
Auburn, WA

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Cowiche Creek Nursery
(509) 678-4998
2401 Cowiche Mill Rd
Cowiche, WA

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Bennie's Gardens
(360) 748-1061
1870 Bishop Rd
Chehalis, WA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vegetable Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Alpine Nursery & Landscape
(253) 847-7078
17518 79th Ave. E
Puyallup, WA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Grass Carrier, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Lighting Supplies, Mulch, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, Plant Stakes, Plants, Retaining Wal…

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eagle rock organics
(509) 699-1149
1250 N Wenatchee Avenue Suite H383
Wenatchee, WA

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Olympic Nursery
(425) 483-9254
16507 140th Pl Ne
Woodinville, WA
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Bat House | Build a bat house for your backyard

Build a bat house for your backyard

While many people consider bats pesky, dangerous and even frightening, the truth is that they do a great service for people seeking to protect gardens and crops. Flying insects that are active at night – moths, mosquitoes, beetles, etc. – can wreak havoc on crops, gorging on them after the sun goes down. Bats are these insects' primary predator, and one bat eats hundreds of these flying nuisances per hour. Just imagine what an entire colony of bats could do to protect your crops and gardens!

Enter the concept of the bat house, an effective weapon in insect protection .

Practical Considerations for Bat House Designs

You won't be able to attract bats to roost in your bat house unless you understand how they think and behave. These tips can help guide the design and placement of your bat house so that you can slant the odds in your favor:

  • Bats prefer warm environments; bat houses will retain their heat at night if they're exposed to at least 10 hours of direct sunlight during the day.
  • Don't include trees in your bat house building plans. Tree-mounted houses are hard for bats to find, and make it easy for predators to attack them if they do find it.
  • Make sure there's a source of fresh water within a quarter-mile of the bat house.
  • Keep the entrance to the house free of obstacles, such as tree branches. Bats like to swoop in unobstructed space.
  • Your bat house plans should not include lights; in fact, if you place the bat house near a source of light, it's virtually assured that it will remain empty.
  • Use untreated wood; it contains no harmful chemicals.
  • Keep the surfaces inside the house rough; this allows the bats to grip its floor or walls more easily.

How to Build a Bat House

Keeping those tips in mind, search the Internet for free bat house plans or visit your local building center to purchase bat house kits. Building a house from scratch using plans is a good idea if you have some carpentry experi...

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